Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday, Sammy, dear!

We celebrated Sam's birthday last week and he's made it to 35! Wow that's old! LOL I tried to recreate his old Trailblazer on his cake, and think I did a pretty good job, but man did my hand ache afterward. Mother nature decided that he needed 4 inches of snow for his birthday, which made helping a new member move in so much more enjoyable. His present from me he actually got early, because I got us tickets to go see The Phantom of the Opera two days prior. No matter how many times I see it, it's still so beautiful! He had fun talking to friends and family on the phone and opening his gifts. Maggie got a gift too. Sam's mom sent a Clemson colored gecko for the animals to fight over. Of course with Maggie there is no fight. If she wants it, its hers. Obviously, she wanted it. All in all it was a fun day and I'm so happy that he was borned 35 (count them 35 WOW) years ago. Ü
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Baby Quilt

Ok, so those of you who watch my blog regularly, know that I usually post what I made in craft group on Wed or Thursday. Well, I took the pictures last week, but was slack about posting it. I found a fat quarter pack at Wal-Mart that I totally feel in love with! I decided that I would try my very first quilt. Let me just tell you that I will NEVER EVER complain about the price of a quilt again!! It's a pain!! I don't know how people find this calming and therapeutic??? I learned that I can't cut straight (even with a rotary cutter and ruler) and I can't sew straight. Sure you look at my strips laid out on my table waiting to be sewn together, it looks like it matches up...oh ho...but when you actually sew them together, you learn that some of them are wider than the rest and throw all your corners off! ARGH you shout (and the dog looks to see if you've finally lost it) I actually got farther than this last week. I started machine quilting it, but had to stop when I ran out of white thread. Sadly, I've been to Wal-Mart at least twice since last Wednesday, and haven't remembered to buy more thread. I will finish it in craft group this Wednesday and will publish the photos of the finished project. Needless to say, I ask that
you not look too closely, but treat it as abstract art. Now, that I've determined that I'm not doing this again, what am I going to do if I have a boy?? No worries, I'm sure I'll come up with something, and as I'm not pregnant yet, I still have time. Ü
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Last Onesie

I had one last onesie left over, so I decided to do a second embroidery. I found this butterfly in a Precious Moments coloring book. I just scanned it into my computer and resized it to the appropriate size. I think it turned out really cute. It's kind of sad to not have anymore onesie's to decorate. Guess I'll need to come up with something else to work on. Today for craft group, I'm helping a girlfriend with her current beading project, so no pictures of finished projects. Still trying to figure out what to do next week. I just picked up to adorable fabric, and I'm thinking about decorating some burp cloths. I'll have to wonder around the internet and see what strikes me!
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009


So, this month we are continuing on the baby theme. (it's just too much fun!!) I was looking for a new project, and saw that someone was selling taggies on I looked at it and thought...I can do that! So, Marissa and I went to Joann's and picked out our fabric (contrasting so the sides would be different) and this is how they turned out!

For those of you that don't know, a taggie is a baby toy with various textured ribbon tags on it that babies like to rub. I remember doing that with the tags on my stuffed animals a million years ago!! I'm really pleased with how cute these turned out, and I got to use the embroidery function on my sewing machine!! All in all a really fun day!! Now, what are we going to do next week???
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